Athena Diner in Fleetwood is closing
Any dish on what might be replacing it? Would love another diner there but hoping that at the very least it won't be a franchise play like Dunkin Donuts or something equally evil. Fingers crossed for a decent restaurant.
Sadly, they were unable to make their very high rent payments. They didn't offer the best food, but they've been an institution in Mount Vernon and will be missed by many. Indeed, when the news leaked out a few days ago, many I know were very saddened by the news.
As of now, there isn't any talk of what will be replacing Athena's. Athena's occupied what is essentially two storefronts in that building and there have been rumors over the past year that DD would take over the innermost storefront with Athena's reducing in size and keeping the side at the corner of the block, so whether DD moves into one of those storefronts remains to be seen.
Good news: It looks like another restaurant is taking the place of the diner. A place called "Windmill Eatery," if I am remembering it correctly. I saw a sign in the window when out walking the other day. I think we may have escaped the franchise!! Can't wait to see the developments.